Newlywed Matthew Mcconaughey, former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh and 2012 Oscar winner Octavia Spencer have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
The three stars are among the 176 actors, film experts, directors, producers and executives invited to join the organisation which oversees the Oscars.
Also making the list this year: actors Simon Baker, Sean Bean, Melissa MCCarthy, Andy Serkis, Jonah Hill, Jessica Chastain and The Artist stars Jean DuJardin and Berenice Bejo; cinematographers Florian Ballhaus and Guillaume Schiffman; directors Asghar Farhadi, Rodrigo Garcia, Terrence Malick and Michel Hazanavicius; composers Ludovic Bource and Conrad Pope, George Clooney's production partner Grant Heslov and horror writer Stephen King.